Make a fairy house and hang it outdoors

We did this activity over a few days. As it required some glue drying time in the middle of making it!

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Easy really if you have any smallish cardboard boxes, some tissue paper, glue and scissors!

So when you have all your bits together, where do you start?

ready to start

ready to start

Firstly I cut holes in the box for the door and windows. Then we made up some glue paste and tore up the multicoloured tissue paper into small strips.

glueing

glueing

Together, we covered the box in glue-soaked tissue paper, which was quite a sticky task and took a while and some help from me – especially for Jack who didn’t like the sticky hands too much!

drying

drying

We had to leave the fairy houses to dry overnight.

adding the roof

adding the roof

Once they were fully covered and dried we collected some twigs and used them to make the roof(s).

finishing the roof

finishing the roof

All that was left to do then was to decorate them with sparkly bits and buttons and Rachel insisted on making some signs for her house.

wpid-20140504_133303_1.jpgWhat to do then once the fairy houses were made?

Well Rachel wanted to keep hers for the tooth fairy but we decided that the best place to take them would be to the Bluebell woods where the fairies live.

There is a lovely lake and woods just near where I work which I thought would be the perfect spot to take our fairy houses.

in the bluebell woods

in the bluebell woods

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feeding the geese

So one morning this week, Jack and I had a lovely time, feeding the ducks and geese by the lake, followed by a pleasant stroll in the woods, in the dappled sunshine, and together we looked for somewhere to leave the fairy house. Jack asked if Tinkerbell might live in it!

 

wpid-20140506_115611.jpgWe found somewhere for our fairy house and Jack hung it up. Then we had a picnic sitting by the lake and found some fluffy baby geese to admire as we ate. All in all a lovely morning.

Of course Rachel and I then had to do the same with her house one afternoon after school!

bluebells

bluebells

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Country Kids from Coombe Mill Family Farm Holidays Cornwall

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